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Clifton
Ship: 820 tons
Captain: Cox
Surgeon Superintendent: Joseph Hamilton Smyth
Sailed London October 2nd 1841 - arrived Wellington February 17th February 1842 

Sailed Isle of White October 3rd 1841                                                                                                  

Name Age Occupation Comments
Cabin Passengers
Collins Frederick
Collins Richard
Cox Mrs
Child
Smyth Joseph Hamilton Surgeon on Board
Steerage
Barnett Sydney William 26 Sawyer
Ann Maria 25
William George 1
Thomas Born at sea
Bartlett Nathaniel 30 Agricultural Labourer
Sarah 37
Fanny 8
Samuel Nathaniel 6
Theophilus 4
Elizabeth 18 mths
Bentley John 20 Miller
Bicknell Joseph 35 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 35
John 12
Mary Ann 7
Sarah 4
Elizabeth Infant
Bicknell Harriet 17 Servant
Bicknell William 14 Agricultural Labourer
Bills Frederick 27 Ropemaker & Labourer
Mary Ann 24
James Richard 6 mths
Bird William 33 Agricultural Labourer
Betsy 32
Mary 4
John 3
Amelia 1 mth
Bishop Joseph 24 Gardener & Agricultural Labourer
Eliza 24
John 4
Elizabeth 11 mths
Board George 26 Agricultural Labourer
Ann 30
Amelia Ann 2
Tom 11 mths
Braybrooke Amelia 16 Lacemaker Niece of Mrs Howe
Brockhurst Samuel 35 Gardener
Mary Ann 35
Samuel Jnr 14 Labourer
Mary Ann 10
Henry 7
Jane Ann 4
Hannah Infant
Buckridge Robert 25 Gardener
Ann 22
Ann 4
Robert 2
Emily 3 mths
Cameron Peter 30 Carpenter & Joiner
Elizabeth 28
Margaret 9
John 7
Peter 4
Ellen Infant
Chapman John 23 Woollen Draper
Christison Peter 36 Baker
Lydia 24
Cording Edmund 25 Carpenter
Sophia 25
Sophia 5
Ann 10 mths
Dodge William 31 Agricultural Labourer
Kerdiana 30
Elizabeth 10
William 8
Jane 5
Joseph 3
Edwards George 41 Agricultural labourer & Cheesemaker
Mary 38
Elizabeth 12
George 9
Emma 6
Charles 3
Fill Caroline 17 Sempstress
Fill Ellen 15 Servant
Fill William 48 Gardener & Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 45
William 3
Albert William 1
Fisher Isaac 21 Gardener & Labourer
Sarah 19
Louiza Ann 2
Mary 5 weeks
Gibbs James 18 Agriculturalist
Gray Benjamin 23 Agricultural Labourer
Emma 21
Joseph 1
Hall John 26 Joiner
Susanna 26
Hallett James 25 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 29
Sarah Ann 4
Mary Jane 2 Died at sea
Hargreave David Crispin 25 Compositor
Sarah 25
John William 11 mths
Harris Charles 39 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 35
Harris Luke 28 Agricultural Labourer
Charlotte 32
George 12
James 9
William 6
Sarah 4
Jonah 2
Hartley Joseph 30 Cutler & Gunsmith
Trifanna 29
Holmes John 40 Cabinet Maker & Carpenter     Widower
William 18 Cabinet Maker
Mary Ann 15 Sempstress
Jane 8
Hood Robert 27 Carpenter
Mary 25
Mary 11 mths
Hood William 23 Carpenter & Joiner
Howe John 39 Brickmaker
Elizabeth 39
Eliza 20 Servant
Charles 17 Shoemaker
Dinah 12
William 10
John 8
Amos 6
Aaron 4
Lydia 1
Hudson William 27 Chair & Cabinet Maker
Elizabeth 25
Henry 4
Elizabeth Ann 2
Robert Infant
Johnson John 31 Tinman & Brazier
Elizabeth 31
Emily Marion 8
William Henry 6
Elizabeth Sarah 3
Maria Teresa 11 mths
Kibblewhite Richard 30 Agricultural Labourer & Shoemaker
Mary 26
James 10 weeks
King Michael 38 Plasterer
Elizabeth 38
Lloyd John 35 Baker
Martha Mary Ann 35
Priscilla 2
London Henry 33 Carpenter
Martha 35
Henry William 14 Labourer
George 12
Charles 9
John 7
William 5
James 4
Mary 5 mths
Mace Amos 36 Sawyer, Carpenter & Farm Labourer
Catherine 36
Reuben 14 Labourer
Levy 10
Warren 8
Selina 5
Rowlett 3
Charles 6 mths
Manson Magnus 51 Agricultural Labourer Widower
Tamer 29 Servant
James 26 Cooper
Magnus Jnr 24 Agricultural Labourer
Robert 21 Agricultural Labourer
Janet 16 Servant
Martin James 40 Wheelwright
Augusta 34
Harriett 12
Elizabeth 10
Emma 7
Sarah 5
James 3
Robert 1
Martin William 24 Bricklayer
Harriet 26
John Evan 7
Masters Arthur 32 Agricultural Labourer
Charlotte 31
Ann 10
John 5
Charles 3
Millward George 37 Sawyer
Jane 36
Jane 16 Sempstress
George 12
Matilda 13 Niece
Moody William Gilbert Ford 20
Morgan Edward 36 Shoemaker
Sophia 32
Sophia 13
Edward 11
Mary Ann 9
Mortley Joseph 30 Carpenter
Sarah 30
Frances 6
William 5
James 10 mths
Mudford John 44 Sailmaker
Johannah 44
George 21 Seaman
Ann 18 Servant
William 8
Mudford John Jnr 23 Sailcloth Maker
Susan 22
Susan 7 weeks
Paddock Charles 20 Miller
Percy Joseph Hewlett 40 Carpenter & Joiner
Esther 39
Joseph Henry 19 Carpenter & Joiner
Elizabeth 16 Dressmaker
Henry James 7
Eunice Esther 2
Piper William 23 Carpenter Nephew to James Reed
Puckridge Septimus 20 Watchmaker
Reed James 35 Carpenter
Jane 34
Louisa 14 Sempstress
Fanny 12
Jane 10
Robertson Duncan 33 Sawyer
Margaret 22
Rotherham Mark 27 Brickmaker
Mary 25
Emma 8
Thomas 7
Saint Thomas 20 Sempstress
Saint Susan 17 Tinman, Brazier & Ploughman
Stacey James 25 Labourer
Ann 29
Stafford Thomas 17 Clerk
Stevens Charles 29 Agricultural Labourer
Lydia 32
Caroline 5
James 1
Stratford George Alder 32 Excavator
Mary Ann 22
James 7
Mary Ann 8 mths
Tomlin John 54 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 37
Richard 14 Labourer
Thomas 12
Charles 10
Silas 9
Henry 4
James Harvey 1
Toney John 28 Gardener Widower
Hannah 4
Trask Harriet 18 Servant
Trask Israel 36 Agricultural Labourer
Ann 35
Israel 9
Enoch 7
Kenrahappuch 3
Mary 9 mths
Turner John 36 Shoemaker
Celia 34
Charlotte 13
Celia 11
Joseph 9
Mary Ann 4
Sarah 2
Ann 4 mths
Watson John 28 Painter & Labourer
Emma Ann 27
John 7
David 5
George Henry 3
Sydney Young 4 mths
Weatherby
Wells G. E. Martin 15 Wheelwright's Apprentice (to W. Martin)
Whibbey Thomas 31 Shepherd
Edith 31
Ann 6
Charles 9 weeks
Witt Benjamin 30 Carpenter
Witt Henry 21 Agricultural Labourer
Eliza 21
Woodward Jonas 31 Schoolmaster (Wife not going)
Christiana 6
Elizabeth 5
Mary Ann 4
Rose 10 mths
Wright Rebecca 25 Servant
                                                 
MILLWARD:
At the Police Office yesterday, Mr. Halswell presiding in the absence of Mr. Murphy, Captain Cox, of the Clifton, was fined three pound's for an assault on an emigrant named Millvvard, with liberty to speak to the prosecutor. It appeared that Millward, who was intoxicated, was standing near the main hatchway, after the emigrants had been three times ordered to leave the deck and go down below, in consequence of a muster on deck of the crew, who had exhibited indications of mutiny. The Captain pushed Millward, who fell headlong into the steerage, where he remained insensible for an hour and a half. He was afterwards taken into the cuddy, and treated kindly by the Captain, and the next day was able to walk about,, but complained of weakness, and he now professes himself unable to work at his business of a sawyer. Captain Cox had received great provocation, but not in the opinion of the Court sufficient to justify an assault. Source: New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, March 9th, 1842

                                                 

BILLS family:
Frederick and Mary Ann Bills arrived in Wellington on 17th February 1842 with baby James Richard Bills on the Clifton from London.  Frederick can be found on the Burgess Roll 1842 residing at Wellington Beach, and subsequently on Elector Rolls at Tinakori Rd.  The Burial Register for St Pauls Church Molesworth St Thorndon shows that he died in 1865 aged 51 from drowning.  Son James Richard married Louisa Key, who had emigrated at age 13 from London to Wellington with her parents Thomas and Jane Key and six siblings on the Oliver Lang in 1856.   The electoral rolls show that her family also lived in Tinakori Rd Wellington, where they presumably met. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact  J Featherston who is the 3rd Great Granddaughter of Frederick and Mary Ann Bills & of Thomas and Jane Key.

                                                 

WITT family:
Henry Witt of Vauxhall Street, South Lambeth and Eliza Winkworth of St Margaret, Westminster, were married on Saturday September 25th 1841 in the very old St Mary's Church, Lambeth. (St Catherines 4/310). The witness's at the wedding were B. Witt (Benjamin) and Deborah Witt, brother and sister of Henry. Henry 20 and Eliza 19 married on Saturday just four days after their application to emigrated to NZ and emigrated just days after their wedding.  In Wellington both worked to make a new life for themselves. Verbal history states that the children were born in the Pipitea Pa, Wellington, and that they were looked after by the Maori women in the pa while both parents worked. Was this Wellington's first child care? The children grew up speaking fluent Maori. Henry died in Wellington when their youngest child, Robert Henry, was 5 years old. Their children were Deborah (Tricker), Thomas, (married Emma Robinson), Jane (married Robinson), Eliza (married Hewitt) & Robert Henry (married Cecilia Eyles). Benjamin WITT (Henry's brother) was a 30 year old carpenter when he came to NZ on the Clifton. On the Jury lists of February 14th 1844 and February 8th 1845 Benjamin was living at Thorndon Flat, and working as a Carpenter (NZ Spectator & Cooks Straits Guardian Jury list). He worked in Wellington until about 1846 when he moved to Auckland and married Maryanne Brooks who had arrived in Wellington on board the Martha Ridgeway. From Auckland they went to Sydney for a number of years and then returned to New Zealand in the early 1860's. Their children were Benjamin Robert, Alice, George, James, Robert Henry, Thomas William and Henry Monday. Further details can be obtained from Glenda Rattray.  A book named WITT - Wiltshire to Wellington about the WITT family will be completed in 2003. For further information on this book please email as above. 

                                           

GRAY family:
Benjamin Gray & his wife Emma Julian came to NZ from Kettering, Northamptonshire.  Their daughter, Rebecca Annie Gray was born 14 Apr 1859 in Otaki.   She married Thomas Sutton from Banbury, Oxford, England, in 1876 in Palmerston North. If you have a connection with this family or would like to learn more please contact Gary & Breda Anderson

                                           

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999 - 2009

Reference:
Archives New Zealand NZC 34/2 p181